Along with sports fans, politicians, business and media professionals, and celebrities gather every year to witness the fast-paced competition. Local figures from Brooklyn and the Bronx have been smashing the ball to the wall since 2015 in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC. Dmitry Druzhinsky points out that the cross-town rivalry is led by both Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and engages inner-city and under-served youth in physical activity. The event also benefits the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. Celebrating the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO and inspiration behind the creation of the association the tournament originally formed in 2012. Dmitry gladly welcomes this opportunity to support organizations that encouorage a healthy lifestyle to the complex.
Local personalities including politicians, business and media professionals, celebrities, and sports fans gather each year to watch the fast-paced action. Since 2015 leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx have been smashing the ball to the wall in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament, which takes place at MatchPoint NYC. Dmitry Druzhinsky says that the cross-town rivalry is fostered by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. with the goal of engaging inner-city and under-served youth in physical activity, and also benefiting the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. Started in 2012, the tournament celebrates the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO, and inspiration behind the forming of the association. Dmitry celebrates the opportunity to support organizations which promote a healthy lifestyle at his complex.
Numerous leading sporting bodies are looking at Dmitry Druzhinsky’s MatchPoint NYC as the most fitting venue to host tournaments and swanky events because of the 120,000 square feet of open space. Professional tennis figure and Olympic silver medalist, Dinara Safina was present at the Say No to Bullying! Fitness Day. MatchPoint NYC’s Personal Training and Group Fitness employees also executed blood pressure tests free of charge, family activities and engagement related to the issues of bullying. Also, a fresh, one of a kind indoor cycling system was announced. In contrast to stationary bikes, the Real Ryder Indoor Cycling system provides a real interactive cycling experience, a first in New York.
According to the U.S. Wall Ball Association, in the 1930s beach-goers hit a bald tennis ball against the edges of wooden piers. This stirred the interest of New York Parks Department to create public handball courts in city parks. At the moment, the game is a professional sport commonly known as Wall Ball and is played at athletic centers all over the country. Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of MatchPoint NYC, a leading health and fitness complex in Brooklyn, was recently joined by leading lawmakers for the Pro Wall Ball Tournament. The annual grand competition known as “Battle of the Boroughs,” raises understanding of public health and youth empowerment. The winning team was awarded a trophy and a year of bragging rights.
MatchPoint NYC houses a full size gym with top of the line fitness equipment, three group fitness studios, along with a junior Olympic pool, rhythmic gymnastics center, and basketball court in addition to its nine tennis courts. A Yoga studio, outdoor training field and sauna are also offered, along with the competitive MMA and Sambo training programs for youth and adults. Dmitry Druzhinsky notes that as a proud partner of the American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF), MatchPoint NYC has hosted athletes from more than 12 countries – including Ukraine, Russia, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Israel, Belarus, Armenia and the U.S. – competing in New York for international titles.
Dmitry Druzhinsky, and his fitness center MatchPoint NYC , along with members and staff, are proud to be the facility of choice for a number of cause-driven fundraisers and events that give community members the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in fierce but friendly matches, and inspiring young athletes to stay healthy, follow their passion, and do good. Beyond just wall ball tournaments, Dmitry Druzhinsky hosts Wall Street finance industry professionals for the annual R Baby Foundation New York Tennis Tournament, where they compete to help improve programs for medical care for infants by funding programs at hospitals; including telemedicine with pediatric experts, mobile simulation training program, and symposiums, among others. In the two years it’s been hosted at MatchPoint NYC, the foundation has generated more than $500,000.
Beach-goers smacking a bald tennis ball against the sides of wooden jetties back in the 1930s drove the New York Parks Department to build community handball courts in city parks, notes the U.S. Wall Ball Association. These days, the game has gone pro- Wall Ball is played at fitness centers across the country. Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of MatchPoint NYC, Brooklyn’s premier health and fitness facility, recently hosted New York politicians for the Pro Wall Ball Tournament. Billed as the “Battle of the Boroughs,” this large annual contest raises awareness of public health and youth empowerment and awards the winning team with a trophy and a full year of bragging rights.
Dmitry Druzhinsky, co-founder of the upscale health and fitness center MatchPoint NYC, understands the critical impact philanthropic work can have on a community in need. Through partnering with local charities and public welfare campaigns, the entrepreneur continuously provides crucial support for schools, medical centers, and at-risk youth. Druzhinsky knows that through time spent contributing skills and resources, thousands of lives across New York City can be positively impacted.
In 2012, Dmitry Druzhinsky assumed the most aspiring contract of his career: a $20 million project to construct New York’s preeminent athletic and fitness space. After an arduous process of negotiations, the perfect three-acre lot in Coney Island was secured, and the process of developing a 120,000 sq. ft. complex, the largest such facility in Brooklyn, began. Upon completion of construction in 2014, MatchPoint NYC immediately boosted the quality of recreational infrastructure available in New York, becoming the venue of choice for families, renowned athletes, and prominent charity events. The facility’s upscale amenities are unparalleled, allowing for an expansive array of fitness programs, league sports and group classes that similar spaces simply cannot hold, while its dedicated and highly skilled team of certified instructors, personal trainers and nutritionists inspire, motivate and encourage members to improve their personal health and well being.
MatchPoint NYC’s works to boost the health, fitness and overall happiness of its members thru every facet of the twenty million dollar facility. The enormous, 12,000 sq. ft. gym invites members to push their fitness limits with the most current exercise equipment on the market and learn from complimentary personal trainers. Afterwards, a steam sauna and spa offer rest and relaxation. For parents wishing to watch their children’s activities or for those having a rest between training sessions, a restaurant complete with couches, HDTVs, and a full-service juice bar overlooks nine modern indoor tennis courts, six mini courts for youth lessons, and a top-of-the-line junior Olympic pool. For training, more than one hundred classes each week take place in three group fitness studios and the on-site rhythmic gymnastics center, with members participating in Pilates, yoga, boot camp, and Sambo Academy. From professional athletes to youth enjoying a sport for the first time, MatchPoint works hard to help members learn, excel, and succeed, notes Dmitry Druzhinsky.